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2011-01-09 11:45:00

Growing towns can save mllions; study shows devices cut pollutantsInexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study."The results of this study show that it is possible to save communities with existing lagoon systems hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, by retrofitting their existing wastewater...

2011-01-06 00:01:48

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Drinking and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals market. Global Drinking and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals market is forecast to reach US$23.9 billion by 2015. Increasing demand for potable and fresh water for agricultural and industrial purpose and spurt in environment protection initiatives are primary growth drivers for the global water treatment chemicals market. In addition, mushrooming world population, rapid industrialization...

2011-01-05 22:51:04

In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, "waste not, want not," scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. They say the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in wastewater by almost 20 percent, could spur efforts to extract methane, hydrogen and other fuels from this vast and, as yet, untapped resource. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology....

2011-01-05 13:57:14

Water is a precious commodity, so finding ways to re-use waste water, especially in arid regions is essential to sustainability. Researchers in India have now carried out a study of various waste water filtration systems for kitchen waste water and found that even the most poorly performing can produce water clean enough for horticultural or agricultural use. They report details in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Recycling domestic wastewater is becoming...

2011-01-05 00:00:39

Isopure Water, the leading supplier of water purification systems to residential and business founded in 2005 with one mission - Pure Water for Pure Life, responds to California's renewed "Toilet to Tap" water reclamation project(s). Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2011 Isopure Water, the leading supplier of water purification systems to residential and business founded in 2005 with one mission - Pure Water for Pure Life, responds to California's renewed "Toilet to Tap" water reclamation...

2010-12-30 15:20:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- M2 Renewables (www.m2renewables.com), an industry leader pioneering wastewater treatment and renewable energy technology, announces that Greg Claffey has joined M2R as Vice President of Sales. Claffey has over 13 years experience in selling capital equipment for wastewater treatment, working across all levels of the sales process from inside sales to executive level sales management in both the industrial and municipal wastewater markets. "Mr....

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2010-11-02 09:03:19

By Jeff Harrison, University of Arizona A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of any pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. A newly published report from a University of Arizona research group says biosolids, properly treated, pose little if any health risk to the public. The study, "Pathogens in Biosolids: Are They Safe?," is online in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Ian L. Pepper, director of the NSF...

2010-10-11 23:01:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC BioTec, a global leader in energy-efficient biological technologies for waste water solutions, announced it was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Top 100 winners. PMC BioTec was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. "The GoingGreen Silicon Valley Top 100...

2010-09-28 18:27:25

Researchers from the University of Seville (US) have detected active pharmaceutical substances for the first time in the waters of the Doñana National Park and its surrounding areas. The results suggest eco-toxicological risks for aquatic organisms. The scientists recommend that advanced technologies should be used to treat urban waste water in order to remove these compounds. Five anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen and salicylic acid), a...

2010-09-27 17:31:54

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990's, according to a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey. "This USGS report provides the most comprehensive national-scale assessment to date of nitrogen and phosphorus in our streams and groundwater," said Marcia McNutt, USGS Director. "For years we have...


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